From the Centre – Carpet Bowling and flu shots

Monthly news from the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association.

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association met on Sept. 20 after a nice Summer break. Pat Kirby as chairperson welcomed everyone back from their vacation.

After the singing of O Canada, we stood and observed a moment of silence for the passings of three of our members: Ann Buis, Pat Foster and Elva Ogden.

Minutes were read by Donna Tetrault; the Treasurer’s Report was given by Pat Kirby. Correspondence was read and members were asked to attend at a later time to tell about our lives and how we came to live in Ashcroft, and how we came to this stage in our lives. Should be interesting, the many stories to relate.

A Thank You card was received from Elva Ogden’s family. Another Thank You card was received from the United Church for the table cloths we gave to them.

Committee reports were led off by Barb Shaw’s Kitchen Report, followed by Bingo, Bridge, Crafts, Hospital, Public Relations and Senior Games, and a report on our Carpet Bowling tournament in Cache Creek on Sept. 19. Seven carpets were used with 14 players on each carpet. Lunch was served and all enjoyed themselves – both with the playing of the games and all the fine food served up by Val Martin and Irene Truman.

Sunshine Cards were sent out to 18 members throughout the Summer months. Hope all are getting back to normal now.

We had a discussion on the work that goes into the planning and the work of getting the Carpet Bowling tournament underway, and then the putting it all away afterwards. Thanks go out to Victor Koop, Kevin and Muriel Scallon, Donna Tetrault, Val Martin, Irene Truman, Barb Shaw and Pat Kirby. Thanks were received from Flo Berry and Glenys Murray for all the work that had been done. Also, thanks to Pat Kirby for the clam chowder.

Dates to remember are:

Flu shots at the Ashcroft Community Hall on Oct. 31, Cache Creek Community Hall on Nov. 7;

Our Over-80 Luncheon at the Seniors Centre on Oct. 10 at 11:30 am. (Photos will be taken at 11:50 am.) Please come and honour our Seniors.

Birthdays for September were Dorothy Colebank, Fran Helland, Asley Lindseth, Mary Lomond, Binky Nichol, Lois Petty, Richard Richardson, Edna Spelay and John West. We sang Happy Birthday to all and then had some refreshments and games.

Muriel Scallon